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SES Open: Data Mining – exploring the ethical dilemmas

Open Science is a contemporary and relevant theme across the UK research landscape. This year we’re hosting a series of exciting events that directly engage with the practice of opening up science. From opening up the discussion on  representation of women and people of diverse backgrounds in research, to providing a forum for debate on the opportunities and struggles in mining or storing data, we invite scientists, staff, students, policymakers, scholars and stakeholders in science and education to join us.Data mining: exploring the ethical dilemmas focussed on researchers who employ data mining techniques in their work. In this thematic context we aimed to better understand the cross-disciplinary practice of data mining and its associated implications, such as privacy issues, ethics and the interplay with open data. PhD students as well as early career and experienced researchers from around the UK came together to explore how they manage data that they have created when undertaking mining projects, and a panel session helped to identify key questions that researchers face when encountering these implications. We were joined by Keynote speaker Dr. Tobias Blanke (Senior Lecturer at the Centre for e-Research from King’s College London’s department of Digital Humanities) who chaired our panel session, and Prof. Les Carr and Prof. Susan Halford from the University of Southampton who presented an interactive talk & discussion.

From our guests

“Diverse speakers and audience “

” I think you got this one just right”

“Ethics discussions were engaging, informative and interesting to see”

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